Civic Engagement

The Digital Native Fallacy: Teaching New Skills While Learning From Their Strengths

Today's blog is another in the series from Huffington Post's blog posts featuring thoughts and ideas from Civic Accelerator participants, a program that helps civic startups successfully launch and scale solutions to our nation's social challenges by providing mentorship, education and investment. This is written by Jared Chung founder of CareerVillage, republished from the Huffington Post Social Entrepreneurship section Feb. 28, 2013.

Change Notes: Civic Accelerator Gives Today's Start-Ups a Boost


Twenty years ago, a group of friends and I started HandsOn Atlanta in a bar by passing a beer mug for donations. I can still vividly recall the energy and excitement of dreaming up something new, of being a part of creating a way for people to participate. So it's a real thrill to be able to play a part now in supporting the development of the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

5 Lessons As We Launch Civic Startups

Today’s post is written by Ayesha Khanna, president of the Civic Incubator, which incubates and nurtures emerging civic ventures.

Points of Light has partnered with Village Capital to launch the first national startup accelerator program focused on “civic ventures” – enterprises that inspire, equip and mobilize people to create positive change. In November 2012, our inaugural class of 10 nonprofit and for-profit civic ventures started their term in the Civic Accelerator, and they are preparing to graduate at the end of January.

Early Bird Registration for Conference Ends This Friday!

Conference on Volunteering and Service LogoIt’s that time of year again! Not only are we on the verge of spring (and the dreaded pollen season), but we are getting closer to the National Conference on Volunteering & Service!

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year 2012Happy New Year!

The new year offers an opportunity to set new goals and a time to reflect back on successes.

9/11 As A Call To Action For Civic Engagement

“Ten years later, we are still one.”